Tag: nypl
peking-house-menu

This is so cool. Did you know the NYPL has a collection of old (and some new) restaurant menus, scanned real big for your visual pleasure? The collection is growing every day and you can help the NYPL with supplying menus, transcribing menus, and reporting any errors currently showing in over 17,000 digitized menus. So […]

henry-street-berenice-abbott

This photo comes from the Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott, 1935-1938 collection at the NYPL Digital Collections website. It shows Henry Street in 1935 looking downtown towards the Municipal Building.

Using NFC technology to bring the New York Public Library undeground

This is such a cool thing. I’m actually not sure if this is a concept or already in existence on Subways, but the New York Public Library is using NFC technology to bring the library to Subway riders. A scan of a Subway ad uses near-field-communication technology to download 10 pages of a best seller […]

old-restaurant-menus-NYPL

Did you know that the New York Public Library houses one of the largest and most complete collections of restaurant menus in the world? Their collection dates back to the 1840′s and has items ranging all the way up to today. The NYPL is now asking for the public’s health in transcribing these menus and […]

winnie-the-pooh-nypl-02

I didn’t know this but according to ScoutingNY the original Winnie The Pooh stuffed animals used to be housed at the Donnell Library. But now that the Donnell Library is closed, the collection of stuffed animals has moved over to the main New York Public Library at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue where you can […]